How to Befriend Yourself

Buddhist Wisdom to Cultivate Kindness

Inspiration and Simple Practices to Cultivate Kindness and Compassion

Renew your sense of connection—to others, to the world, and to yourself—with this set of inspiring lessons and guided practices, all delivered by teachers steeped in Buddhist wisdom. Well known from the pages of Lion’s Roar magazine, they’re your guides to developing ease in both your body and mind, even as you work with life’s challenges.

Selected from the hit Lion’s Roar online summits Embrace Change and Transcending Habit, the teachings gathered in How to Befriend Yourself are all about getting beyond ruts and limitations and finding a more gentle, positive, and proactive way forward in life.

In this series you’ll learn to:

  • Use simple meditative approaches to unseat unhelpful thinking, behavior, and patterns
  • Make friends with your feelings and difficult emotions
  • Create positive new patterns that can transform the way you live
  • Settle and relax your body for a greater feeling of ease
  • Connect more deeply with others
  • Face life’s challenges with resilience and peace

"We think we know ourselves and yet... there is so much that we don't know. And what it requires is that we have a conversation."

Rachel Neumann

What's Included?

🌿 Lifetime access to over 3 hours of helpful talks and guided practices
🌿 Downloadable MP3 audio for convenient offline listening
🌿 Downloadable transcripts of all the program talks
🌿 A special 30-page collection of related teachings and advice from How to Befriend Yourself teachers and others, including Thich Nhat Hanh and Sylvia Boorstein

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A Powerful Collection of Heart-Opening Practices and Teachings

Sessions include:

  • A guided meditation with Valarie Mason-John for connecting with the body through our sense-experience
  • Ethan Nichtern on transforming your self-doubt into skillful and positive reflection by working with our habit energy
  • Guided movement exercises with Cyndi Lee to help you ground, center, and connect
    Willa Blythe Baker on befriending your feelings by being present and making space for them, with the help of trust and curiosity
  • “Inserting a Pause” with Josh Korda: a guided practice for becoming aware of compulsive behaviours
  • Peggy Rowe Ward and Larry Ward on connecting more deeply with oneself, others, and the world through the power of listening from the heart
  • Rachel Neumann on the joy and wonder of relationships, and showing up for our loved ones in times of connection and in times of change

And more...

See the full course curriculum below.

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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.